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ABC
Aug 22, 2013 5:30pm PDT
a remarkable scene in louisiana caught on camera, everything vanishing in 30 seconds but what caused it and could it happen near you. here's abc's matt gutman tonight. >> reporter: this is not an optical illusion. a stand of trees seemly melting into this swamp in louisiana is being swallowed into a massive sink hole, sucking everything down with it. watch those trees again dipping slowly at first and then quickly vanishing into the hole. scientists say it's more than a football field deep. it's near an old salt mine. workers were using water to dissolve and pump out the salt deep underground and eventually pumped out enough to make the ground give way. now the earth slowly moves into the cavern causing growing sink holes above. >> it's going to continue to grow until it finds a point where it can support itself. >> reporter: the sink hole appeared a year ago. 150 households were evacuated and the state is suing the company that mined the salt. sink holes are common and often occur naturally. this one in downtown guatemala city bore a hole big enough to swallow the statue of liberty.
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 5:30pm PDT
of this bridge covered 80% of the budget for henderson, louisiana. more than $2 million. the police chief and his deputy deny it but they're accused of paying officers kickbacks to write extra tickets. across the country drivers are taking note, reporting 78,000 speed traps since 2000. in the data, a warning, the cities with the most traps are colorado springs, denver, vegas, austin, and the number one is houston. all those frustrated drivers who feel they have been pulled over in a speed trap, authorities say when there is a hill and the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, it's not a trap, it's about public safety. my police chief in georgia took me out for a little driver's ed near a hill i've had trouble with near my home. >> you need to cover that brake with your foot and slow down. >> reporter: the bottom of a hill is a classic ticketing hot spot. >> he's already up to 38 mile per hour. >> reporter: we know that speed kills. according to the federal government, nearly 10,000 americans die every year in speed related accidents. >> these are not speed traps. what these are, we're responding to c
ABC
Aug 19, 2013 6:30pm EDT
of this bridge covered 80% of the budget for henderson, louisiana. across the country drivers are taking note, reporting 78,000 speed traps since 2000. a warning, the cities with the most traps are colorado springs, denver, vegas, boston and the number one is houston. all those frustrated drivers who feel they have been pulled over in a speed trap, authorities say when there is a hill and the speed limit is 25 mile per hour, it's not a trap, it's about public safety. my police chief in georgia took me out for driver's ed near a hill i had 2rutrouble with near home. the bottom of the hill is a classic spot. we know that speed kills. nearly 10,000 americans die every year in speed related accidents. >> these are not speed traps. we're responding to citizens who roid in this community and are saying people who are traveling along this roadway at 40, 50 mile per hour. he says they certainly raise revenue but the real goal is to slow everyone down. >>> coming up next tonight, breaking news about iconic actor dick van dike saved from the fiery wreckage of his car. for many, nexium provides 24-hour
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